Basic Site Details

Name: Perth County Buildings
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans dated 18 December 1868 at Perth County Architect in 1960s.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Sheriff CourtYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1County buildings  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2South StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Tay StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518121814Plans drawn upPlans drawn up
Item 2 of 51819  Original building
Item 3 of 518661867ReconstructionDates given in HS List for rebuilding
Item 4 of 5Before April 1867 CompletionReport in Builder indicating completion of interior remodelling and buildings on the opposite side of South Street.
Item 5 of 518 December 1868  Plans dated for rebuilding of courtroom section of Sir Robert Smirke's building on square plan; internal remodelling must already be completed.

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert ReidArchitectB18121814Plans drawn up - not executed.
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Robert SmirkeArchitect 1819 Original building (his assembly room in south wing survives)
Item 3 of 3David SmartArchitectC18661868Rebuilding of courtroom section of Sir Robert Smirke's building on square plan; internal remodelling and new buildings on South Street.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp609
Item 3 of 3Guide to Perth1824Guide to Perth   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Journal12 August 1812  Also 19 August 1812 and 26 August 1812
Item 2 of 3Blairgowrie Advertiser17 October 1914  Obituary of David Smart
Item 3 of 3Builder27 April 1867v25 Report in Builder indicating completion of interior remodelling and buildings on the opposite side of South Street.
p295

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Robert Hill, CanadaInformation sent to Dictionary  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39325 
Item 3 of 3Perth Art Gallery and MuseumPerth Art gallery and Museum Drawings Drawings by Robert Reid for new County Buildings

Images

© All rights reserved. Builder 25 April 1867, p295 

© All rights reserved. Builder 25 April 1867, p295

© All rights reserved. Builder 25 April 1867, p295 

© All rights reserved. Builder 25 April 1867, p295